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Forum topic by Nomad62 posted 1395 days ago 2109 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nomad62

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1395 days ago

Hi all My partner and I have a wager going on this one; when servicing a bandsaw blade, do you sharpen the teeth first, or do you “set” them first? Or does it matter? Any info greatly appreciated.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys


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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 1394 days ago

Set first and then sharpen.

Here is an interesting link that will describe the process: http://www3.telus.net/BrentBeach/sawjig/setting.html

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 1394 days ago

So the question looms, who won the bet?

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#3 posted 1394 days ago

Set first, then sharpen, IMHO. You don’t want to sharpen the teeth until they’re in their final “position”.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#4 posted 1394 days ago

Bandsaw sharpening & setting? 4tpi on a 105” blade is 420 teeth. If you took 30 seconds per tooth thats 210 minutes or 2.5 hours for a $35 item. Thats setting & sharpening in 30 seconds. Somebody has a lot more time than I do…lol

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#5 posted 1394 days ago

Guess I could have mentioned it’s a blade for a bandsaw mill, 22’ long and a tooth every 7/8”. Sharpening blades is a necessity for this, maybe not so much for a shop sized bandsaw. No winner (lol) yet, I’ll be getting back to this later hope for more answers. Socal, any good advice on a good machine or system to save up for?

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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